Live bomb found near ticket counters of Mangaluru airport

After the suspicious bag was noticed, the Central Industrial Security Force, which handles security at the Mangaluru airport, cordoned off the area and reported the matter to the police.

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According to police, the bomb was found in an unclaimed laptop bag at the Mangaluru airport and had been taken in a bomb disposal unit vehicle for a controlled explosion at an open place

A live bomb was found in an unattended bag near the ticket counters at the airport here in Karnataka on Monday (January 20), creating panic.

According to police, the bomb was found in an unclaimed laptop bag and had been taken in a bomb disposal unit vehicle for a controlled explosion at an open place here.

“According to the preliminary reports, a live bomb was found at the Mangaluru airport today. Steps have been taken to neutralise it and carry out further inquiry to identify people behind it,” said Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

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Earlier, after the suspicious bag was noticed, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which handles security at the airport, cordoned off the area and reported the matter to the police.

Mangaluru Police Commissioner P S Harsha rushed to the airport along with a police team and bomb disposal squad.

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